When I give a talk, I generally record the screen, plus there's a video recording of the room. I want to record the voice too, and annoyingly enough, the tiny little radio microphones that people use at conferences typically need a receiver. It's great when a conference has one, but sometimes they don't.

My question: what is the best way to record my own voice? I cannot realistically use a wired mic attached to the laptop b/c I might be moving about the room. I'm thinking maybe Bluetooth or some such? Whatever it is, it needs to be something wearable so I can move about.

Any ideas?


Maybe a lavalier (lapel microphone) attached to a small recorder in your pocket will do the job.

  • Found a Sennheiser model, but $600... seriously? – Dmitri Nesteruk Feb 25 '13 at 21:20
  • Zoom H1 ($80) + Rode Lavalier mic ($249) will do the job :) – Anthony Agius Feb 27 '13 at 0:30

Rode also came up with some software for your phone. Check it out at http://www.rodemic.com/software/roderec http://www.rodemic.com/mics/smartlav

Here the video:


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    This is neat stuff, though not sure about using an iPhone :) – Dmitri Nesteruk Feb 26 '13 at 12:32
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    This is the best way to do it - even if you don't have an iPhone, buy an iPod touch (they're like $100 2nd hand) and pop it in your pocket when recording. – Anthony Agius Feb 27 '13 at 0:28


hope this will help you... REGARDS!

  • I think you're missing the point - I know how to record things, I just need the right hardware. – Dmitri Nesteruk Feb 26 '13 at 12:33

I can recommend you to Musicshake.com using in your computer as a audio recorder. It offers a wide array of genres and instruments to choose from, and even provides a suite of voice recording and editing features.

  • Please refrain from adding links that have nothing to do with the answer. – Friend Of George Feb 26 '13 at 20:10
  • Also, I don't think that a web based recording app will help the OP much when he needs a portable solution. – Friend Of George Feb 26 '13 at 20:13

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